Palace tells Hong Kong-based Pinoys to be calm and sober

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm 

MANILA, Aug. 28 –Malacañang on Saturday called on Hong Kong-based Filipino domestic helpers to remain calm and sober in the face of the protest rally on Sunday in a popular park in Hong Kong so as not to add to the tension already gripping both countries.

In an interview over Radyo ng Bayan Saturday, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Sonny Coloma said “let us just allow the Hongkong nationals to vent their ire over the tragic hostage-taking of Aug. 23.”

“Lets be calm and careful with what we say, and use the normal precautions,” said Coloma.

Coloma said Filipino domestic helpers have always been a major help to Hong Kong families.

As to whether he would advise the Filipino maids in Hongkong not to go to the park on Sunday, Coloma said there is a consul general and labor attaché there “who can estimate the situation on the ground much better than us. Let them just do it, if necessary,” Coloma said.

“Back home, we are assuring them that the fact finding team conducting the investigations will make sure to come up with a comprehensive and factual result,” Coloma said. (PNA) RMA/OPS/rsm

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